GovLab Innovation Booster: Tangible solutions to wicked problems


GovLab Innovation Booster: Tangible solutions to wicked problems

Results of a two week training with the Innovation Booster methodology

The GovLab Innovation Booster is a program designed to build innovation capabilities within your public sector organization while at the same time creating tangible innovative solutions for some of your most wicked problems. Each year teams of Deloitte work on these wicked problems for two weeks. Find out about their results.

What is the innovation booster?

The notion that the public sector can’t – or won’t – innovate is a myth. Innovation in government occurs virtually every day. However, public sector innovations are rarely transformational. It are often improvements of existing products or services. Besides the fact that transformational innovation within public sector is rare, it also often fails if tried. An important reason with that is that a lot of people within public sector organizations just lack the capabilities. That’s why we developed the Innovation Booster!

Innovation booster is a blended learning solution which combines an innovative learning application for smart phone and tablet with a physical field training in which participants in teams build tangible new products and services which they can directly take to the market. For this they make use of the ‘innovation by design’ method. Via an innovative personalized learning app participants learn about main drivers and trends shaping the future, what innovation is, how they organize for innovation and how they can set up and lead innovation within their organization. During the field training they bring their knowledge into practice. Watch the video to get an impression!

Future of Social Welfare

Our current retirement systems are designed for the way people used to work in the 20th century. The life of Millennials today are different and more complex, with an increasing number of self-employed individuals. Retirement is not a goal as such anymore. Millennials are looking for flexible transitions between different types of activities. Welfare organisations also face their own financial constraints due to population aging. As a result, 69% of Millennials are not saving adequately for their old age.

According to GovLab, it is time for pensions to retire – which requires supporting Millennials to engage in long-term financial planning. A GovLab team came up with multiple products that could be used to start the conversation, and a prototype of a possible solution.

Watch the video or read more on the solution here

GovLab Social Welfare

Future of Regulation

The world is changing at a dizzying pace, with social and technological innovations affecting every aspect of our society. Because of this, Government should be creating and modifying regulations faster than ever before. At the same time, citizens’ expectations are increasing – especially around their involvement in and ownership of the regulatory process. And yet, research shows that engaging the public in the regulation design process is difficult. 

A GovLab team came up with a toolkit aimed at applying innovative design processes to engage the public and inspire co-creation of practical outcome-based regulation. This toolkit supplements existing regulation design processes. It applies innovation by design, agile and user-centered design approaches to engage and iterate with the public … early, and fast.

Get to know more about the toolkit hereDo you want to receive the whole toolkit? Then get in touch with Daniel Charite.

GovLab Regulation

Future of Health

Demand on GPs is increasing. There are many reasons for this, but the main driver is thought to be the ageing population and increasing number of people with multi-morbidity. As demand increases, the supply of GPs is decreasing, with many current GPs opting to take early retirement, and many newly changed GPs choosing to work part time. The availability of appointments for patients is under pressure because of this increasing demand and decreasing supply.

As a result, both GPs and patient satisfaction with primary care is decreasing. Reports state that many GP appointments don’t need to be seen by a GP and could be seen by an alternative service. In particular, within the current workforce, pharmacists are seen as underutilised and highly skilled, with a plentiful supply of graduates.

A GovLab team came up with a concept for a multi-functional health care vehicle on wheels, which provides a range of innovative services in a variety of locations, according to the needs of the population. It also provides a ‘vehicle’ to test new healthcare initiatives directly with targeted communities. That vehicle is called ‘HOWIE’ – with three versions (Basic, Plus, Advanced)

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About GovLab

GovLab, Deloitte’s public sector innovator. Major innovations are changing society drastically. Also the government will have to reinvent itself. GovLab brings together citizens, public & private parties and offers solutions based on technological and social innovations to key challenges in the field of healthcare, work & income, education and economics. 

GovLab is active around the globe, bringing international experience to a local level. Drawing on the hands-on experiences of international public and private organisations, we can work with you to set your strategy, and to design, build and launch succesfull innovations. Read more about GovLab or get in touch with Daniel Charite to boost innovation at your organisation. 

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